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Year of the Comet (1992)

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An extremely rare bottle of wine (bottled during the appearance of the Great Comet of 1811) is discovered. Margaret Harwood is sent to retrieve it so it can be sold at auction. Oliver ... See full summary »

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Peter Yates

Writer:

William Goldman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Penelope Ann Miller ... Margaret Harwood
Tim Daly ... Oliver Plexico
Louis Jourdan ... Philippe
Art Malik ... Nico
Ian Richardson ... Sir Mason Harwood
Ian McNeice ... Ian
Tim Bentinck ... Richard Harwood (as Timothy Bentinck)
Julia McCarthy Julia McCarthy ... Landlady
Jacques Mathou ... Doctor Roget
Arturo Venegas Arturo Venegas ... Luis
Chapman Roberts Chapman Roberts ... John
Nick Brimble ... Jamie
Andrew Robertson ... Scottish Farmer
Shane Rimmer ... T.T. Kelleher
Nicholas Ward Jackson Nicholas Ward Jackson ... Snobbish Wine Taster
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Storyline

An extremely rare bottle of wine (bottled during the appearance of the Great Comet of 1811) is discovered. Margaret Harwood is sent to retrieve it so it can be sold at auction. Oliver Plexico is assigned as her travel guide/bodyguard for the trip. However, other people desperately want the bottle and will stop at nothing to get it. A simple little trip becomes an international chase. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com> [edited]

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She's mad about wine, he's mad about women - together they've got a lot of bottle. (British video cover) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Very Good Year See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,350,939, 26 April 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,791,515
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was Louis Jourdan's final film before his death on February 14, 2015 at the age of 93. See more »

Goofs

When Margaret Harwood goes to the MacPherson Castle and encounters Philippe in the shots showing Margaret's face, you can see a hair stuck up on her head. When Philippe's face is shown you can see Margaret's hair is back in place. See more »

Quotes

Margaret Harwood: What?
Oliver Plexico: You heard me...
Margaret Harwood: Well, a woman wants to hear it as loudly... and as frequently... as possible!
Oliver Plexico: [lowers his voice] I love you. Okay? I'm hopelessly and completely in love with you.
[raises his voice]
Oliver Plexico: And that's all you're gonna get for now!
Margaret Harwood: [lowers the make-shift rope to Oliver] Grab hold, I'll pull!
Oliver Plexico: Are you sure you're strong enough?
Margaret Harwood: I've waited for you all of my life, Oliver Plexico! I'm not about to lose you now!
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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Pool Guy (1995) See more »

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ALOT OF LIVIN' TO DO
By Lee Adams and Charles Strouse- Strada Music
All rights of Strada Music
Administered by The Songwriters Guild of America
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A film not to be taken seriously and for those with a good sense of humour
9 January 2006 | by jac_mcSee all my reviews

I thought it was a light hearted comedy, made me laugh.

It was just full of fun and entertainment.

The actors roles also poked a little fun at the nationality of all involved in this escapade as well as trying their hand at a Scottish or English accent was amusing.

It did show just how beautiful Scotland can be even when a helicopter lands on a croft scaring the poor farmers sheep! Taking us on a tour trying to catch up with the crooks who were always bungling everything they tried to was also funny.

Its a film that if you need to laugh or feel good, its one that will work for most people.


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